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April 2012, Vol. 135, No. 4
Employment projections through the lens of education and training
Dixie Sommers and Teresa L. Morisi
Dixie Sommers is Assistant Commissioner and Teresa L. Morisi is Branch Chief in the Division of Occupational Outlook, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Students and career changers want to know what preparation is needed for entry into various careers or, alternatively, what types of career opportunities may be available for a given level of preparation. The counselors, teachers, parents, and others who assist the students also need this information. To better meet this need, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has introduced a new set of education and training categories to depict the preparation that individuals need to enter and to become competent in specific occupations.
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